Private Bushfire Shelters

This performance standard has been developed to provide guidance in facilitating informed decision making in the design of a bushfire shelter. Its purpose is to lower the risks of serious injury or fatality based on the availability of technical data and the input and judgement of a broad range of stakeholders.

The Handbook ensures that a private bushfire shelter built in accordance with the Standard provides a measured degree of protection to people with nowhere else to go, such as occupants of dwellings in remote locations.

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